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Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium
Category: BALL GAMES

_10 to 30 or more players._

_Playground; gymnasium._

_Basket ball._

The ground should be marked off with boundary lines, which
should inclose a space at least fifty feet long by twenty or
twenty-five wide. For expert players a much larger ground is
desirable. Ten feet from the rear boundary line at either end of the
field, another line is drawn, on which the players line up.

The players are divided into two equal teams, each of which
selects a kicker for the ball. There should also be one leader who
serves for the two teams. The kicker for each team stands five feet
within his half of the ground measuring from the center, and should
be halfway between the two side boundary lines. The rest of the
players for each team line up on the line previously designated for
that purpose. The leader stands at one side of the field near a
boundary line.

The object of the game is to kick the ball over the heads of
the opposing team.

The leader puts the ball in play by throwing it so it will
touch the ground between the two kickers. Both kickers at once run for
the ball and try to kick it over the heads of their opponents.

The players on the line-up may intercept
the ball only with their hands. They may not grasp or kick the ball,
but merely bat it with the hands. At no time may they leave their
places on the line.

A point is scored whenever a kicker succeeds in sending the
ball beyond his opponents' line-up. Players then exchange fields for
the next round. Ten points win the game.

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